Some Charges Dropped in Case of Slain Virginia Police Reservist

Kevin Quick's body was found Thursday

Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 11:23 PM EDT
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Volunteer Police Reservist Kevin Quick is Dead, Police Say

A volunteer police reservist from Virginia, who had been reported missing a week ago, is dead, police said Friday. News4's Chris Lawrence has the latest details.
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Prosecutors have dropped charges that three people were involved in a Waynesboro, Va., reserve police officer's murder.

According to media reports, charges of principal in second degree to murder were dropped Monday in Goochland County General District Court.

The three still face charges of gang participation in connection with the disappearance of 45-year-old Kevin Quick, a 25-year veteran of the volunteer reserve officers of Nelson County.

The suspects are Leslie Hope Casterlow, 49, and Anthony D. Stokes Jr., 31, both of Manassas, and Gert Wright, 22, of Danville, who is also known as Halisi Uhuru.

Virginia State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller previously said the suspects had not been charged with murder, "but in association with [Quick's] death."

Two other people, a brother and sister, were arrested and charged with stealing Quick's silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner, which was found Feb. 3.

Authorities on Sunday arrested a sixth suspect, 22-year-old Anthony White of Mineral, Va. He's charged with a felony count of gang participation.

Quick was reported missing Feb. 1. His body was found Thursday.

He leaves behind a 4-month-old daughter. His father was also a police officer.

 

"The Quick family has been an institution here for 30 years," Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards said. "Kevin was an amazing, kind individual."

Virginia State Police are still investigating.

Quick had been missing since Jan. 31. Police say Quick left his mother's Afton, Va. home around 10:15 p.m. that night, and was reported missing when he never arrived at a friend's house for a surprise party in Albemarle County.

Quick’s SUV was recovered outside a home in Feb. 3 in Mineral, Va. Police found rubber gloves, swabs, a wallet and a green, leafy substance inside. 

Then, police found Quick's body in a remote part of Virginia. His remains were officially identified Friday.

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